An invitation to join the 2021 Kozi Challenge 22 km hike and support a worthy cause.

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Tuesday, 20th of July, 2021


Will you accept the challenge?

Staying at Ski Rider Hotel in Wilson’s Valley, NSW the weekend commences with a BBQ in the evening of 19 November and ends with breakfast on Sunday 21 November. The 22 km fundraising hike on Saturday takes you to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko along the Main Range Track. World Expeditions in conjunction with the Sydney Chapter of Room to Read are delighted to offer this walk to our highest peak, through one of Australia’s most unique landscapes.

Included in the cost is 2 night’s twin-share accommodation, all your food for the weekend, plus transport to the start of the guided walk and back to your accommodation at the end.

Want to know more?

Room to Read was founded in 2000 on the premise that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, with the goal of creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. They are doing that by helping children in lowincome communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in secondary school and negotiate key life decisions.

A minimum of 25 people are required to guarantee departure. Registrants will need to raise some money for Room to Read – the minimum target being $500 per person. That’s a $50 dollar donation from 10 people. You’ll be given some ideas on how to fundraise after you register. If you can’t do the hike then offer to sponsor someone who is. Every dollar counts!

Please consider joining, getting the word out, telling your friends and family, getting a team together – this is something positive you can do in these uncertain times to make a real difference.

Check out this link to the World Expeditions – Room to Read Kozi Challenge for the Itinerary, Inclusions, Costs and Registration.

Peaks to Points Festival 17 July - 1 August 2021

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Wednesday, 14th of July, 2021

Join club members on a hike up Mount Grandchester to explore a conservation area normally closed to the public.  See details on the Walks Calendar for Saturday 31 July. 

The festival has a lot more on offer, so have a look via the link below:

Peaks to Points Festival Programme


The Peaks to Points Festival celebrates local governments and their communities efforts to care for the creek catchments and reserves along the southern side of the Brisbane River.

Queensland border update - link regularly UPDATED

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Monday, 12th of July, 2021

Restrictions Update - Queensland Government. Link regularly UPDATED

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Saturday, 3rd of July, 2021

For information on all restrictions and easing of restrictions click on the following:  Restrictions in place for Queensland.

Qld and NSW National Parks alerts, closures and more

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Monday, 5th of April, 2021

Be sure to check National Parks alerts and other sources before heading out on the tracks.

Qld National Parks alerts

NSW National Parks alerts

Need to brush up on your bushwalking skills?

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Monday, 1st of February, 2021


There's nothing like going bush with reliable and experienced bushwalkers to brush up on your skills not to mention the social benefits!  To help you on the way here are two websites offering thorough guidelines to restart or start your bush adventures.


  • The Bushwalking Manual: Information and guidelines for safe and enjoyable bushwalking in Australia is published by Bushwalking Victoria, and provides one of the best guides to safe bushwalking in Australia. You can find it at:
  • If you are new to bushwalking, and indeed if you need a refresher or have relative novices in your group, the National Parks Association of NSW Bushwalking 101 website is also of great help. You can find this at:

COVID Safe Plan for Bushwalking Adventures Qld Inc.

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Friday, 4th of September, 2020

The committee has adopted a COVID Safe Plan for BAQ club activities - see the full document at the bottom of the Home page

This allows more than 10 to participate in club activities as long as they have registered on the club's website and as long as all the requirements outlined in the plan are adhered to.